What to Expect
Fun, fun, fun!
Jennifer Okamoto Fine Portraiture is a private portrait studio located in Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii. We love touching your heart with the images that we create and the service we provide. We strive for it every day, with every client.
This session is best scheduled around 32 – 36 weeks of pregnancy to ensure that you have a nice round belly but are not so far along that you are uncomfortable. The session may include multiple outfits, and your family members. This session is all about you! Not only will we capture beautiful moments for you, we will strive to make the experience fun and elegant.
Makeup is recommended. You should apply a thin layer of skin tone foundation and blush to even out skin tone. Eyeliner and (eye shadow, should you choose) should look natural. Eyebrow pencil will help the eyebrows from disappearing in your portraits. Mascara and lipstick are the finishing touches. Your hair should be worn to add to your comfort, and should not create any worries for you. If you are not sure about clothing choices, makeup, jewelry, etc., bring it along so I can help you. Special jewelry is a nice accessory, however, too much can be distracting. Keep watches at home. If you or any others participating in the session wear glasses on a daily bases, then the glasses should be worn during the portrait session.
What to Wear
- Strapless bra (natural and/or black)
- Nude undergarments are the best, preferably a thong if comfortable
- Anything that buttons down and is loose enough to allow for a baby bump
- Scarves, shawls, sarongs/pareo
- Sports bra or other exercise clothing
- Tank top
- Tube top
- Button down white and/or black shirt (material that drapes softly, if possible) that can be buttoned over the breasts and unbuttoned over the belly if you like. A dress shirt for the father to be is always a great idea.
- Sexy undergarments that you don’t mind having photographed
- Camisole tops
- Pre-pregnancy jeans that fit but cannot be buttoned (jeans without a belly band)
- Panel free shorts that sit below the belly (boy shorts)
- Black yoga pants
- Long, flowing skirt
OTHER THINGS TO BRING:
- Long, pretty silk scarf or fabric
- Form fitting dress
- Ivory or black satin robe
- Any maternity outfit that you love
Wraps or drapes are available at the studio as well.
KEEP IN MIND
-If you are being photographed with your significant other, please have them bring or wear dark pants (jeans are great!) and a solid dark or white shirt, long or short sleeved is fine (long sleeved shirt preferred though). Clean shaven is recommended if that's the norm.
-A few days before your session, consider treating yourself to a manicure as many shots of your belly will also include your hands (and a pedicure is just for fun!). On the day of the session, make sure you bring makeup supplies, hair supplies (hairspray, brush, etc.).
-If you are planning to bare your tummy, try not to wear anything restricting for about two hours before your session to avoid indentations in your skin. Give some thought as to how much skin you want to show.
-During your session, relax and enjoy. It won’t be long now until your new baby becomes the center of your attention! Take this special time to bond even deeper with your baby as you create a memory that will last a lifetime.
-Don’t worry about stretch marks or scars as retouching is available.
Viewing & Ordering
Viewing of your images is done in our stduio. We will schedule your viewing appointment as soon as we finish up your photo session, usually for the following week. Generally, allow 1 1/2 hours for your first viewing, and 1 hour for subsequent viewings. Also, following your photo session, we will provide you with a detailed pricing guide, so that you can review it your convenience before returning for your viewing.
During your viewing, we will assist you in determining which package that is right for you. You will never feel rushed or forced, we want to ensure you choose the best package for your needs. Decisions regarding your images and your investment are expected to be made at the viewing appointment, so please be sure to bring any and all individuals to participate in the decision making.
Turnaround time on most orders is approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the date the order is placed and finalized. Scheduled pickups are available during studio hours. All products may be shipped at your convenience for an additional fee to cover shipping and handling. Images will be packaged appropriately to ensure safe delivery.
The studio accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We also provide INTEREST-FREE payment plans for most packages and can work with you to select a plan that will best fit your budget. This is not a lay-away - you may take your portraits home and enjoy them while comfortably paying for them over time.